Leadership with Diversity and Inclusion & Respectful and Inclusive Culture

Maxine Williams and Sarah Soule
Mar
08
Leadership with Diversity and Inclusion & Respectful and Inclusive Culture
Maxine Williams and Stanford GSB Professor Sarah A. Soule Fireside Chat  Sarah A. Soule is the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Business - Director, Stanford LEAD Maxine Williams is the Chief Diversity Officer at Facebook. Her mandate spans people, product and policy spheres reporting directly to the COO and serving as a member of Facebook’s most senior executive leadership body under the CEO.  Maxine’s team works towards increasing the cognitive diversity—different ways of thinking based on different backgrounds, experiences and information—of all Facebook teams and integrating diverse perspectives into policy and product development.  Prior to joining Facebook, Maxine served as the Director of Diversity for a global law firm.  She has worked as an attorney in criminal, civil and industrial courts in her native Trinidad and Tobago, and in the United Kingdom at the Privy Council.  Maxine has also worked with multiple international organizations on development and human rights issues and has had a career as a broadcast journalist, actress and on-air presenter.  Maxine is an independent director on the board of the publicly traded Massy Group of Companies.  She graduated from Yale University before receiving her law degree with first class honors from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Link to the Session: To be added soon

Maxine Williams and Stanford GSB Professor Sarah A. Soule Fireside Chat 

Sarah A. Soule is the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Business – Director, Stanford LEAD

Maxine Williams is the Chief Diversity Officer at Facebook. Her mandate spans people, product and policy spheres reporting directly to the COO and serving as a member of Facebook’s most senior executive leadership body under the CEO.  Maxine’s team works towards increasing the cognitive diversity—different ways of thinking based on different backgrounds, experiences and information—of all Facebook teams and integrating diverse perspectives into policy and product development. 

Prior to joining Facebook, Maxine served as the Director of Diversity for a global law firm.  She has worked as an attorney in criminal, civil and industrial courts in her native Trinidad and Tobago, and in the United Kingdom at the Privy Council.  Maxine has also worked with multiple international organizations on development and human rights issues and has had a career as a broadcast journalist, actress and on-air presenter.  Maxine is an independent director on the board of the publicly traded Massy Group of Companies.  She graduated from Yale University before receiving her law degree with first class honors from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Link to the Session: To be added soon